June 20, 2021

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Total Value Locked in DeFi Protocol Compound Hits $1 Billion For The First Time

The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance protocol, Compound has surpassed $1 billion for the first time. The current figure beats the previous all-time high of $912 million reported in August and marks another significant milestone for the fledgling DeFi space.

Compound TVL

Compound’s Historical TVL Chart (Source: DeFi Pulse)

According to DeFi Pulse, the total value of assets locked in Compound at this time includes 935.8K Ether (ETH). 14,000 ETH was added to the protocol in the last 24 hours, pushing it to the new all-time high in total value locked.

Launched in September 2018, Compound is an Ethereum-based DeFi protocol that lets people earn interest and borrow assets against locked collateral. The project had gained traction until eventually releasing its governance token, COMP in June.

Compound is currently the sixth-largest DeFi protocol in terms of total value locked. It trails Harvest Finance ($1.07 billion), Aave ($1.11 billion), Wrapped Bitcoin ($1.43 billion), and Maker ($2.12 billion).

Decentralized exchange protocol, Uniswap leads the pack with a $2.75 billion total value locked at the time of writing. In other words, $750 million worth of assets has been added to Uniswap since late September when the protocol first hit a valuation of $2 billion in locked assets.

In total, the current value of assets locked in DeFi is $12.5 billion as the sector continues to benefit from the large bullish momentum in the general crypto market.

Compound (COMP) Market Performance – Bullish

The increase in the total value of assets locked in the Compound protocol has had a similar impact on the price of the protocol’s governance token, COMP.

Compound Daily Price Chart

Compound (COMP): (Source: Coingecko)

At the time of writing, COMP is up 7% in the last 24 hours, trading at a price of $104 and a market cap of $404 million. The token is still 72% of its all-time high of $372 recorded within a few hours after its initial release.

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Author: Wilfred Michael